Written By Guest Writer Libations / Wine News Jul 6, 2011 Quails’ Gate Wines Proven Fit for a (Future) King SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestJuly 5, 2011 (Vancouver, BC) – Okanagan winery Quails’ Gate is honoured that its wines have been poured at a dinner attended by Will and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The event, which is hosted by Dechinta Bush University in the Northwest Territories on July 5, 2011, featured local food paired exclusively with five Quails’ Gate wines.Having the visiting Duke and Duchess taste their wines is just the latest coup for the Okanagan winery. In the last three years, Quails’ Gate’s wines have been enjoyed by VIPs such as the Emperor and Empress of Japan, the Queen of England, US President Obama, and the President of Ireland. The distinction is a great measure of success for the small family owned and operated winery.The Duke and Duchess had their turn to taste the wines when they attend a small, private dinner held on an island at Blachford Lake, 220km east of Yellowknife. The event was presented by Dechinta Bush University, which is a land-based, university credited educational organization headed by northern leaders, experts, elders and professors. The Duke and Duchess spent the afternoon with students and elders, and then attended a feast featuring ingredients harvested from the surrounding area, including wild foods and foods from the university’s organic gardens and greenhouses. The menu for the event is as follows: Wild Rice Salad with Lightly-Grilled Arctic Char2009 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay or 2010 Quails’ Gate Chenin Blanc~~~Fire-Roasted Caribou over Baby Greens with Tarragon Red Wine Reduction2006 Stewart Family Reseve Pinot Noir~~~White Fish in a White Wine Dill Sauce with Baby Greens, Blueberries and a Blueberry Dressing2010 Quails’ Gate Chenin Blanc~~~Roasted Moose Meat over Sweet Potato Pancake with Juniper Berry Sauce2008 Quails’ Gate Old Vines Foch Reserve~~~5-Hour Herb Garlic Cheese BunBannock made by Mary Louise Drygeese~~~Wild Fruit Fire Cobbler2009 TBA Optima~~~Spruce-tip Infused Chocolate Pot de Crème with Wild Rose2004 Fortified Vintage Foch~~~Gran’s Cinnamon Buns2009 TBA Optima~~~Coal-Fired Espresso Quails’ Gate is delighted to be part of the quintessentially Canadian experience the visiting royals enjoyed during their visit. BC wineOkanaganRoyals SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Cocktails / Events January 25, 2019 The Complete Bartender Competition 2019 Little Jumbo played host to Nimble Bar Co.’s The Complete Bartender Competition, January 16, 2019 Last Wednesday, I judged my first cocktail ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Comments are closed.